Our team is in the market all year round researching and speaking to the people shaping the market.  We also welcome your ideas for topics and speakers. So please get in touch via email or calling Hannah Burton on +44 1737 244 383. Please note we update the agenda regularly and times and speakers can change.

Monday 12th November

Tuesday 13th November

Wednesday 14th November

18.30 Pre-conference cocktail reception hosted by Global Jet Capital

8.00 Registration

8.00 Breakfast hosted by Bombardier



08.30 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.45  How the market will look in 2019
Can the market keep its momentum?
Is now the time to be selling new aircraft?

Brian Proctor, Mente Group

09.05  What next for business aviation – the OEM perspective

Michael Amalfitano, Embraer Executive Jets

09.25 Let the good times roll – is this as good as it gets?
Is this now a seller’s market?
What caused the change?
Is it all about the US?
How long will it last?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Chris Brenner, Jetcraft
Brian Foley, Brian Foley Associates

10.05 Who needs to own? Charter and the sharing economy
Are we seeing a shift to charter or just incremental demand?

Owned versus managed aircraft
How can technology change charter?

Moderator: Saskia de Jong, Avinode
Fabian Bello, Journey Aviation
James Henderson, XOJET
Joe Barber, Clay Lacy Aviation
Stephanie Chung, JetSuite

10.45 Morning coffee hosted by Pratt & Whitney Canada


11.15 Business jet finance 2019
How competitive is it getting?
Have financiers learnt the lessons of the last 10 years?

Moderator: Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Keith Hayes, PNC Aviation Finance

Shelley Svoren, First Republic Bank
Joe DiLallo, BMO Harris Bank Equipment Finance
Don Synborski, Citizens Asset Finance Inc.
Greg Holst, 1st Source Bank
Jim Crowley, City National Capital Finance

11.55 Interview: Aerion

Ernie Edwards interviewed by Ford von Weise

12.15 Green flying – the rise of alternative fuels
Why does the industry need to switch?
Is it just greenwashing
Will customers pay more for greener fuels?

Tim Obitts, NATA

12.55 Lunch hosted by Stonebriar Commercial Finance



14.10 Building the base – the biggest news story in business aviation
How memberships are rethinking aviation

Why Wheels Up is looking at Amazon Prime

Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up

14.30 Paper planes – tapping the capital markets
Why business aviation needs securitization?

What questions do investors ask?
How big an appetite is there for business jet paper?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Nicholas Sandler, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Vivek Kaushal, Global Jet Capital

15.10 Making connections
Can customer expectations be met?

Will the price come down?

James Person, Viasat
Jared Maynard, Satcom Direct
James Zanino, Gogo Business Aviation

15.50 Afternoon tea hosted by Pratt & Whitney Canada


16.20 The future for US registration
What is changing and what needs to be done to comply?

What is driving the changes?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Bruce Marshall, AIC Title Service
John Schmidt, Aero Law Group LLC
Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft 

17.00 Across the pond – understanding Europe (& Europeans)

Lasse Rungholm, OPMAS

17.20 Ethical dilemmas
Does business aviation have an ethics problem?

Where do you draw a line?
Is regulation even possible?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Janine Iannarelli, Par AViod Ltd

Jonny Foster, OGARAJETS
Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales

17.40  Closing remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by AIC Title Service



19.30 Dealmakers Dinner hosted by Embraer, Jet Aviation, Rockwell Collins, Mente Group & Viasat 


08.00 Breakfast hosted by Aerion



08.45 Opening remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

08.50 Rationality in an Irrational Market
Why prices may not be a rational representation of the market

How some bad actors distort the market even further

Mike McCracken, Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions

09.10 Latin Vibes
Where are the bright spots?
Should US lenders look South?
Which markets will be pretty much closed in 2019?

Moderator: Dave Clark, Integris Aviation
Eduardo Ferriera, 1st Source Bank
Felipe Veneziano, Pinheiro Neto Law
Fabrice Roger, Jetcraft

09.50 The price is right
What is the new normal for aircraft depreciation?

Jeff Dorrough, Mente Group
Daniel Hall, Flight Ascend Consultancy

10.30 Morning coffee hosted by Satcom Direct



11.00 What keeps asset managers awake at night?
What are the new depreciation rules?

Moderator: Richard Berkemeier, Pegasus
Jeffrey Dunn, PNC Aviation Finance
Alan Perzigian, Global Jet Capital
Donald McGill, Fifth Third Equipment Finance

11.40 Is everyone ready for ADS-B

Moderator: Alex Craig, AvRisk
Chuck Wade, Rockwell Collins
Joe Zulueta, Aeronautical Systems

12.20 The joy of tax
Have the reforms boosted the market?

Accelerated depreciation versus 1031

Moderator: Edward Kammerer, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP
Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker
Jim Simpson, First Republic Bank
Jeffery Towers, TVPX

13.00 Lunch hosted by GE




14.15 When I get older, losing my air
Opportunities for older assets
Why breaking up is never easy

Moderator: Christopher Miller, Shearwater Aero Capital
Jim Sellers, JSSI
Bob Wilke, AvRisk
Greg Miller, M4 Aviation

14.55 Looking abroad
What should you worry about

Ways of simplifying deals

Edwin Kelly, DCA Aruba

15.15 Retaining aircraft values
Why programmes make a difference
What is next as ownership evolves?

Greg Ryan, GE
Jason Schwab, JSSI
Anthony Kioussis, Asset Insight LLC
Alan Mangels, Rolls-Royce
Jason Huff, King & Spalding

15.55 Afternoon tea hosted by Satcom Direct



16.25 The art of business aircraft management
Do owners know what they are looking for?

Will we ever really see consolidation?
Do you ever get economies of scale?

Moderator: David Poltorak, Rockwell Collins
Brian Kirkdoffer, Clay Lacy Aviation
Don Haloburdo, Jet Aviation
KC Ihlefeld, Gama Aviation
Dan Drohan, Solairus Aviation

17.05  Taking a long-term view
How has the business jet market evolved in the last 40 years?

Should we all stop looking back at 2007 and 2008?
What are the big megatrends we should be focusing on?

Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
Lou Seno, JSSI 

Bob Zuskin, Jet Perspectives
Wayne Starling, AOPA Aviation Finance

17.45 Closing remarks

Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor

18.00 Cocktail reception hosted by Vedder Price